Even when The Blow is just Khaela Maricich and some canned backing tracks, as it was last time the K Records stalwart played the Wex, Maricich brings enough zest to the performance to keep eyes and ears glued to the stage.

Even when The Blow is just Khaela Maricich and some canned backing tracks, as it was last time the K Records stalwart played the Wex, Maricich brings enough zest to the performance to keep eyes and ears glued to the stage.

The one-woman force returns on Friday, and even by her audience-engaging standards, this ain't no so-so Blow show.

Maricich partnered with installation artist Melissa Dyne to create an elaborate playland of light, sound and video, in which Maracich enacts a cabaret-style narrative set to song. It sounds infinitely more arresting than your average ho-hum sing and strum.

Brooklyn indie pop act Blair will perform first.